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Clearomizers siezed at customs in CA shipped to FDA instead of us.

Discussion in 'Law and the E-Cigarette' started by Mac, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. Mac

    Mac Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    No liquid in them. Clearomizers by themselves. Shipped from China to my guy in CA and siezed at customs. We were told it was shipped to the FDA instead of us. I am hoping it gets released but who knows.

    Watch your back kids. Big brother is gettin' grabby again. (Just thought I'd share.)
     
  2. Scottinboca

    Scottinboca Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 14, 2011
    Planet Vapton
    You should post the article that you saw this news in. I almost can't believe it. No liquid, just clearomizers? Could that be true?
     
  3. cigarbabe

    cigarbabe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 20, 2010
    Boston,MA.
    I think they've been grabbing random shipments from everyone all along.
    I've never heard that they have actually stopped because of the courts ruling.
    Obviously they believe they are above the law.
    :glare:
    C.B.
    [​IMG]

     
  4. Mac

    Mac Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I didn't get this info from an article. This happened to me yesterday. I was expecting a shipment. It didn't come. I called my guy. He told me that it was siezed at customs and shipped to the FDA instead of him. This is a reliable importer that I have worked with for years. I am hoping it gets cleared and comes back to us. But the gangsters at the FDA can apparently do as they please so who knows?
     
  5. dragonlover

    dragonlover Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2011
    chicopee ma
  6. chuckie

    chuckie Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2009
    miami fl USA
    That's one of the reasons I went to a genesis atty,it's nice not ever worry about that crap anymore.Good luck,you'll probably get them back.
     
  7. Vapeterry

    Vapeterry Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2011
    AR, USA
    How often is this hapening in the USA lately, does anyone know???!!!
     
  8. rothenbj

    rothenbj Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 23, 2009
    Green Lane, Pa
    I've had orders of snus from Sweden diverted from customs to the FDA. It only took two days to hit customs in the US after I placed the order (UPS, signature required) but when they nabbed it there was a two week delay before it was released.
     
  9. stratus

    stratus Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 14, 2010
    Chicago Area
    Amazing, but all to often true.
     
  10. Beans

    Beans Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2011
    Missoula Montana
    Ug...I hate the Nazis
     
  11. Vapeterry

    Vapeterry Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2011
    AR, USA
    Any more info. or updates on this matter?
     
  12. aka_Queenie

    aka_Queenie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2011
    Fresno, CA
    This is weird. I had an order from Health Cabin opened by customs (it arrived with their lovely green tape all over it) but they sent it along. I have a HUGE order on its way from their holiday sale. I hope it makes it. I'm biting my nails now. I am addicted to my clearomizers now. :)
     
  13. Vapeterry

    Vapeterry Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2011
    AR, USA
    I hope my last order is getting here OK, too. Also want my to be shipped to arive safely.
     
  14. aka_Queenie

    aka_Queenie Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2011
    Fresno, CA
    Whew:

    2011-12-24 10:50:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USSFOA Released from Customs

    Clearos coming safe and sound.
     
  15. KimberlyM

    KimberlyM Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2011
    The Land of Confusion
    This story disgusts me - isnt it unlawful search and seizure?
     
  16. Mac

    Mac Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    The FDA released the clearomizers. But also demanded a $60 fee for their trouble. They also used UPS as their collector. In other words. The shipment that was already paid for came COD with the money going to the FDA.

    Watch yourself folks. This looks malicious to me.
     
  17. Vapeterry

    Vapeterry Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2011
    AR, USA
    Mac thanks for informing us on your experience.
     
  18. Mac

    Mac Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sure thing. I don't do much importing. But as problems arise I'll keep you guys posted.
     
  19. hairball

    hairball ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2010
    Other Places
    That's a bunch of crap. I would have snatched the package and told the driver to eat the fee. Why should we have to pay for something that they know that aren't suppose to mess with?
     
  20. Mac

    Mac Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    That's a pretty gangster reaction. My importer just isn't that kind of guy. Honestly, I'm not anymore either. I used to be a real hard .... But these days? I just have too much to lose for me to act like that, particularly regarding business matters.
     
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